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Samuel Adams Boston Lager® is the best example of the fundamental characteristics of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex. It is brewed using a decoction mash, a time consuming, traditional four vessel brewing process discarded by many contemporary brewers. This process brings forth a rich sweetness from the malt that makes it well worth the effort. Samuel Adams Boston Lager® also uses only the finest of ingredients including two row barley, as well as German Noble aroma hops. The exclusive use of two row barley not only imparts a full, smooth body but also gives the beer a wide spectrum of malt flavor ranging from slightly sweet to caramel to slightly roasted. The Noble hops varieties, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Tettnang Tettnanger, add a wide range of floral, piney and citrus notes, which are present from the aroma, through the flavor, to the lingering smooth finish. We take great pride in the Noble hops used in our beers. They are hand selected by Jim Koch and our other brewers from the world’s oldest hops growing area. Among the world’s most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
doctornick (1) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2003 does not count
It's not bad, but it is somewhat inconsistant. I've had decent bottles, but others had a certain undertaste I can't identify.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2003
Dark golden, nice creamy head. Ok hop profile in aroma with sweet malt notes. Grassy, plastic and slightly hoppy flavour. A hard to define sweet maltiness comes through too. Clean citrus like hoppiness in finish (could taste more, though) with some sweet caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 A dark golden beer with a white head. Aroma is hoppy and a little herbal. Has a nice sweet flavor and a balanced bitterness. Very nice body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Is it me, or does the consistency vary greatly? I once had a fresh draft in Boston that was so wonderful in hop aroma and flavor. Yet the bottle version seems to age rapidly. Regardless, this is my house beer and always will be.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2003
tastes like boston ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2003
pours amber with a small white head. floral hop aroma, some malt character. dry finish, slightly metalic. not a bad amber lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 27, 2003
why do people like this? It's just an average american lager. It's a little darker and has more flavor than coors or Bud but that's not saying much. Drink real beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Not that bad. I like their Oktoberfest. Amber color with a white foamy head. For a mass produced beer not bad at all.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Not bad. I liked Oktoberfest better though. Pretty average color and virtually no aroma. But the taste was alot better than most. I wouldn't mistake this for some frat beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2003
my first time having a sammy. i was expecting more cuz i had heard some much about it. i was disappointed. however, it was much better than the other mass produced schwag i usually drink.


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